discussion / Conservation Dogs  / 27 May 2021

Crop Protection Dogs: Advice Requested

Dear All,

Just a hybrid subject between conservation dogs and human wildlife conflict.


I wanted to know if some of you experienced "crop protection dogs" to deter elephant from crops and alarm farmers by barking. Dog are already well-used to protect herd from predator. In the same idea I would like to train dogs (a small group 4-5) to deter elephant.


Do you have feedback on the community motivation and implication in this type of project?

The aim is to work with local dogs (basenjii) in Congo, what are the information we should look at before implementing such project?


All the best,